From the Morning Memo:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office and Senate Democrats have largely taken to speaking to each other through the press as the fallout over Amazon’s decision to pull out of its Queens project continues.

As of Sunday afternoon, Cuomo’s office was yet to receive official word that Sen. Leroy Comrie would be nominated to the fill the Democratic conference’s seat on the Public Authorities Control Board, which was first reported on Saturday in The Daily News.

The recommendation was initially made this month that Sen. Mike Gianaris, a prominent critic of the $3 billion in tax incentives tied to the project, should sit on the board, which could have had veto authority over the project.

Cuomo has repeatedly pointed to Gianaris’s nomination as the key factor in Amazon’s decision to back away from the plan for Long Island City and its goal of 25,000 jobs in the area.

Gianaris’s appointment to the board, which was never made official, was subject to Cuomo’s approval.

Senate Democrats say Cuomo, meanwhile, never gave formal word that Gianaris’s outstanding nomination to PACB was rejected. Instead, Democrats pointed to a letter released Friday by the governor’s budget director Robert Mujica, which criticized Gianaris’s appointment to the board.

At the same time, PACB met on Thursday in Albany with its previous Senate appointee, Republican James Seward.

Comrie, a Queens lawmaker, did not take a public position on the Amazon project.